‘The Right Advice’
This year’s theme for Exercise Right Week is ‘The Right Advice’, where Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) are promoting the importance of ‘seeking individualised and territory-qualified health professionals’ to provide advice upon your exercise and health care. Exercise Right Week runs from the 22nd of May until the 28th of May, and essentially aims to provide Australians with an understanding of the benefits of exercise and ‘where to get the right advice’.
Why do you need individualised advice?
Have you ever looked on YouTube, google, or social media to receive exercise advice only to be confused by the mass of information out there and the many conflicting opinions? Unfortunately, this is very common and there’s a lot of misinformation within the exercise field. This is why seeing a qualified allied health professional is recommended, as they are familiar with the most up-to-date evidence-based research and have the skills and knowledge to individualise exercise prescription based upon your medical history, goals, and exercise tolerance.
Who should I see to get advice?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to design, deliver, and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute or chronic health conditions, injuries, or disabilities. They hold a 4-year university qualification, and can be considered the expert within this field. Exercise Physiologists are also trained to consider individual story to assist you with creating sustainable lifelong healthy habits and to help you break down barriers to exercise.
Some of (not all) the specific areas Exercise Physiologists can provide advice upon include;
- Falls Prevention
- Mental Health
- Women’s Health
- Musculoskeletal injuries/conditions
- Chronic conditions: Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Respiratory
- Neurological conditions
Exercise Right (2023, April, 28). The Right Advice. https://exerciseright.com.au/the-right-exercise-advice/